Orji Uzor Kalu Ex-governor says he didn’t join APC to escape EFCC

Kalu defected to the ruling party from the Progressives People Alliance (PPA) on Wednesday, November 16.

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Former Abia State governor, Orji Uzor Kalu has said that he didn’t join the All Progressives Congress (APC) to escape being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Kalu defected to the ruling party from the Progressives People Alliance (PPA) on Wednesday, November 16.

He made the clarification on Wednesday during a meeting with APC chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun and other party stakeholders in Abuja.

“My family members are here (APC) and I am coming to join them,” Kalu said according to Punch.

“All my friends are here. I am not saying my friends are not in the other party but it’s time to take stock. It is important to go along family lines in order to rebrand Nigeria. I am back to join where my family are.

“If I had joined earlier at the time they were forming government, it would look like I am trying to join them to form government.  This is the right time for me to join because this is the middle time between now and the next season to do politics. I am joining now to be able to play raw politics.

“The APC is an all-inclusive party which has the growth and development of Nigeria as the reason for its existence. The South-East and other parts of the country will be delivered to the APC in 2019,” he added.

ALSO READ: EFCC re-arraigns Kalu over N3.2B fraud as lawyers beg for continuous bail

Kalu is currently facing charges of fraud levelled against him by the EFCC.

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